The Science Behind Net Zero: New issue of Australian University Science – out now.

May 17, 2024

As the world aims to move towards Net Zero emissions, university science is at the forefront of research and innovation.

ACDS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Welcome to Issue 11 of Australian University Science, the Australian Council of Deans of Science magazine, which showcases the impact and importance of university science in Australia.

As the world is transitioning its energy production strategies from traditional carbon sources to more efficient and sustainable options, university science is at the forefront of research and innovation, generating new knowledge, products, technologies and processes.

University science is also key to inspiring and preparing school and university students for rapidly growing careers in science and innovation, and ensuring we have the right workforce to effect this transformational change.

Effective partnerships with engineering, business and social science faculties, community groups, industry and policymakers are also required, to translate discoveries into innovative and scalable technologies, drive entrepreneurship and financial sustainability, and enable policy change and community acceptance.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this edition, notably including Sharath Sriram, President of Science Technology Australia, for his insightful and inspiring foreword.

Writer: Professor Melissa Brown, President, Australian Council of Deans of Science

About the issue

Australian University Science is the biennial publication of the Australian Council of Deans of Science. It showcases the impact, operation and significance of university science. 

As the world aims to move towards Net Zero emissions, university science is at the forefront of research and innovation.

Universities contribute groundbreaking discoveries and technologies and play a key role in educating future generations and developing innovative solutions and policy reforms.

The transition to a net-zero emission economy requires collaborative efforts between universities, businesses and policymakers.

Universities serve as the incubator for technical innovation and provide the evidence base for future policy and transformational change.

View or download the latest issue here.

View the back catalogue here.

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